List of Deep-water Fishes reported from Puerto Rico
n = 63
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Table 1: 63 species currently present in the country/island (endemic, native, introduced, reintroduced);
Table 2: 0 species possibly present in the country/island (stray, questionable);
Table 3: 0 species demonstrated to be absent in the country/island (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
Table 4: 63 species reported from the country/island altogether.
Table 1: 63 species currently present in the country/island.
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Order Family Species Occurrence FishBase name Name Habitat Depth (m)
Anguilliformes Congridae Acromycter atlanticusnative   bathydemersal503 - 640 
Aulopiformes Alepisauridae Alepisaurus feroxnative Long snouted lancetfish  bathypelagic 
Osmeriformes Argentinidae Argentina stewartinative   bathydemersal366 - 567 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Bathophilus digitatusnative   bathypelagic75 - 550 
Perciformes Percophidae Bembrops anatirostrisnative Duckbill flathead  bathydemersal100 - 400 
Perciformes Percophidae Bembrops macrommanative   bathydemersal150 - 550 
Perciformes Percophidae Bembrops ocellatusnative Ocellate duckbill  bathydemersal394 - 579 
Perciformes Percophidae Bembrops quadrisellanative   bathydemersal347 - 914 
Perciformes Bramidae Brama dussumierinative Lesser bream  pelagic-neritic1 - 300 
Perciformes Acropomatidae Caraibops trispinosusnative Threespine bass  bathydemersal36 - 550 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Coelorinchus caribbaeusnative Blackfin grenadier  bathydemersal200 - 700 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Coelorinchus ventriluxnative Firebelly grenadier  bathydemersal300 - 500 
Rajiformes Rajidae Cruriraja cadenatinative Broadfoot leg skate  bathydemersal 
Perciformes Gempylidae Diplospinus multistriatusnative Striped escolar  benthopelagic50 - 1000 
Scorpaeniformes Setarchidae Ectreposebastes imusnative Midwater scorpionfish  bathypelagic150 - 2000 
Myxiniformes Myxinidae Eptatretus mendozainative   bathydemersal720 - 1100 
Perciformes Lutjanidae Etelis oculatusnative Queen snapper Cachucho bathydemersal100 - 450 
Perciformes Bramidae Eumegistus brevortinative Tropical pomfret  bathypelagic384 - 1317 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Eustomias melanostigmanative   bathypelagic 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Eustomias obscurusnative   bathypelagic20 - 1900 
Perciformes Callionymidae Foetorepus agassiziinative Spotfin dragonet  bathydemersal48 - 700 
Perciformes Callionymidae Foetorepus dagmaraenative Dagmar’s dragonet  bathydemersal 
Carcharhiniformes Scyliorhinidae Galeus antillensisnative   bathydemersal150 - 700 
Carcharhiniformes Scyliorhinidae Galeus springerinative Springer's sawtail cat shark  bathypelagic450 - 700 
Perciformes Gempylidae Gempylus serpensnative Snake mackerel Macareala culebra pelagic-oceanic 
Anguilliformes Muraenidae Gymnothorax conspersusnative Saddled moray  bathydemersal100 - 310 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Hymenocephalus billsamnative   bathypelagic400 - 900 
Perciformes Serranidae Hyporthodus mystacinusnative Misty grouper Guasa bathydemersal30 - 400 
Lampriformes Lampridae Lampris guttatusnative Opah  bathypelagic 
Ophidiiformes Ophidiidae Lamprogrammus brunswiginative   benthopelagic800 - 1600 
Perciformes Gempylidae Lepidocybium flavobrunneumnative Escolar  benthopelagic200 - 1100 
Perciformes Serranidae Liopropoma mowbrayinative Cave bass Cave bass reef-associated30 - 60 
Perciformes Opistognathidae Lonchopisthus lemurnative   bathydemersal149 - 275 
Lophiiformes Lophiidae Lophius gastrophysusnative Blackfin goosefish  bathydemersal40 - 700 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Malacocephalus laevisnative Softhead grenadier  bathydemersal200 - 1000 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Malacocephalus occidentalisnative Western softhead grenadier  bathydemersal140 - 1945 
Lophiiformes Ogcocephalidae Malthopsis gnomanative   bathydemersal91 - 475 
Gadiformes Merlucciidae Merluccius albidusnative Offshore silver hake  bathydemersal80 - 1170 
Myxiniformes Myxinidae Myxine mcmillanaenative   bathydemersal700 - 1500 
Perciformes Gempylidae Nealotus tripesnative Black snake mackerel  bathypelagic914 - 1646 
Ophidiiformes Ophidiidae Neobythites elongatusnative   bathydemersal230 - 1270 
Ophidiiformes Ophidiidae Neobythites marginatusnative Stripefin brotula  benthopelagic75 - 935 
Ophidiiformes Ophidiidae Neobythites ocellatusnative   benthopelagic45 - 640 
Ophidiiformes Ophidiidae Neobythites unicolornative   benthopelagic185 - 935 
Perciformes Gempylidae Neoepinnula americananative American sackfish  benthopelagic184 - 457 
Perciformes Gempylidae Nesiarchus nasutusnative Black gemfish  benthopelagic200 - 1200 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Nezumia aequalisnative Common Atlantic grenadier  benthopelagic200 - 2320 
Anguilliformes Ophichthidae Ophichthus spinicaudanative Antillean snake eel Antillian snake eel demersal 
Perciformes Zoarcidae Pachycara sulakinative   bathydemersal2000 - 3510 
Scorpaeniformes Peristediidae Peristedion gracilenative Slender searobin Slender searobin bathydemersal30 - 475 
Scorpaeniformes Peristediidae Peristedion imberbenative   bathydemersal247 - 274 
Stomiiformes Sternoptychidae Polyipnus asteroidesnative   bathypelagic366 - 732 
Polymixiiformes Polymixiidae Polymixia loweinative Beardfish Barbudo bathydemersal50 - 600 
Perciformes Lutjanidae Pristipomoides macrophthalmusnative Cardinal snapper Muniama benthopelagic110 - 550 
Perciformes Nomeidae Psenes cyanophrysnative Freckled driftfish Freckled driftfish bathypelagic20 - 550 
Perciformes Chiasmodontidae Pseudoscopelus scriptusnative   bathypelagic250 - 1370 
Carcharhiniformes Scyliorhinidae Scyliorhinus boanative Boa catshark  bathydemersal329 - 676 
Gadiformes Macrouridae Sphagemacrurus grenadaenative Pugnose grenadier  bathypelagic1000 - 1500 
Stomiiformes Stomiidae Stomias affinisnative Günther's boafish  bathypelagic 
Pleuronectiformes Cynoglossidae Symphurus marginatusnative Margined tonguefish  bathydemersal37 - 750 
Pleuronectiformes Cynoglossidae Symphurus pigernative Deepwater tonguefish  bathydemersal75 - 549 
Perciformes Symphysanodontidae Symphysanodon berryinative Slope bass  bathydemersal101 - 476 
Perciformes Symphysanodontidae Symphysanodon octoactinusnative Insular bunquelovely  bathydemersal155 - 640 
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